Jul 5 2010

The Fifth Of July!

It is my understanding that the 5th of July is being declared a holiday this year. Maybe it’s just me, but I thought all holidays were a symbolic remembrance of a sacred event, time, or belief, and the only thing we have to grasp on to in order to immortalize the occurrence is the day in time that symbolizes the sacred memories or beliefs!

Too many Americans view holidays as “A DAY I DON’T HAVE TO GO TO WORK DAY,” PERIOD! This thinking is screwed up on many levels. If our thinking were in proper perspective, we would still be worshiping the ability to work and the gift of a job that was earned through incredible sacrifice.

So when a holiday falls on a weekend, the fact that our society has brainwashed itself into declaring a national “stay home from work day” on a weekday is tragic! Where is the logic in this?  We have gone absolutely mad!!

Maybe I have this all backwards, but the idea is to observe the holiday, the meaning, the symbolic meaning of the day of the event, or deep religious belief, and you can do that just wonderfully on Saturday or Sunday and still make it to work on Monday to celebrate your sacred gift of a job!

I would like to know how many of you liberally tended thinkers that get pissed at your boss for making you work on the weekday following a holiday actually observe the meaning of the holiday on that work day off!

If it really was all about the meaning of the holiday, I might take another approach to this, but I know damn well we live in a lazy-ass time when people don’t worship their jobs nearly enough, even in this market, and just want another excuse to bar-B-Q and drink.

Too many Americans have been living it up on the coattails of the profound success of those who sacrificed for this taken-for-granted way of life we have had in America. They have become leaches of society, guilty of poisoning America by doing NOTHING! By failing to stay informed as to how we achieved this way of life, failing to appreciate this way of life, and failing to stay engaged in order to preserve this way of life.

So while great historical occurrences may have occurred on the 5th of July, the sacred symbol of Independence Day we have come to recognize is on the 4th of July. So I say, stay home and celebrate the 4th of July on the 4th of July and work your ass off on the 5th of July, celebrating your hard-earned gift of a job, if you still have one!